More Brain-Powered Science: Teaching and Learning With Discrepant Events - PB271X2
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Thomas O'Brien
- Publish Date: 2011-03-15
What can a chocolate chip cookie tell us about the Earth's resources and the importance of environmental conservation?
How can a clear, colorless spray solution unveil a hidden message on a blank sign?
Author Thomas O'Brien uses these and 20 other inquiry-oriented discrepant events--experiments or demonstrations in which the outcomes are not what students expect--to challenge students' preconceived ideas and urge them to think about, discuss, and examine actual results. More Brain-Powered Science is the perfect dual-purpose activity book for grade 5-12 science teachers who aim to stimulate and motivate their students while expanding their own scientific understanding. Each hands-on exploration will help bridge the gap between practice and theory for both students and teachers by relating the conclusions to science concepts and pedagogical principles. The inquiry-based lessons and more than 80 related extension activities can serve as the framework for a professional development program or as a supplement to conventional preservice science teaching methods. Each chapter includes an introduction, an explanation of the science and science education concepts addressed, a materials list, teacher debriefing tools, safety notes, and additional internet resources. Whether used in conjunction with O'Brien's previous book, Brain-Powered Science, or as an independent text, More Brain-Powered Science offers hours of interactive learning for teachers and students alike.